Monday, October 17, 2016

Democrats raise $13,000 to repair firebombed GOP headquarters in North Carolina.

Courtesy of USA Today: 

A group of Democrats came together Sunday to raise money to rebuild a Republican headquarters that was firebombed in North Carolina on Saturday night. The GOP headquarters in Orange County, N.C., suffered major damage when an explosive device was thrown through a window on Saturday night, according to officials. 

The words “Nazi Republicans leave town or else” were spray-painted on a nearby building. 

Dallas Woodhouse, executive director of the North Carolina Republican Party, denounced the attack, calling it “political terrorism.” He said all Americans “should be outraged by this hate-filled and violent attack against our democracy.” 

On Sunday, David Weinberger began a GoFundMe page to raise $10,000 to rebuild the Hillsborough, N.C., headquarters. 

“As Democrats, we are starting this campaign to enable the Orange County, N.C., Republican office to re-open as soon as possible,” the page said in the story section. 

The group said that while it’s still unclear who attacked the office, or why, one thing is clear: “This is not how Americans resolve their differences.”

Well put.

There are, as you might imagine, a number of us who are more than a little suspicious as to who firebombed this building.

Of course Donald Trump is convinced that he knows who did it.

However it should be noted that both sides have been known to fake this kind of thing in years past.

Knowing that some people came out very aggressively on social media against liberals who donated.

That included MSNBC contributor Ana Marie Cox who got into a protracted Twitter battle with her detractors.
The Twitter backlash included reminders of some of the nasty political attacks that have some out of this office in North Carolina and charges that they would certainly not do the same for Democrats if the roles were reversed.

Personally I am glad that the Democrats raised money like this.

Sure the Republican approach to a firebombing of a Democratic headquarters would probably be to show up with marshmallows and stand around singing camp songs while it burned, but then again we are not them, now are we?

Besides if we don't take the high road, then who will?


  1. Anonymous2:15 PM

    If it weren't for my kitchen table, I don't know where I would put my mess.

  2. Anonymous2:19 PM

    No shit. This does not surprise me. She is the worst and that is why she NEEDED Trump.

    According to newly released documents by the FBI related to its investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary, the former agent said that while Rice “observed strict adherence to State Department security and diplomatic protocols,” Clinton “frequently and ‘blatantly’ disregarded them.”

    1. Anonymous2:56 PM

      Why aren't you commenting at Drudge, Kellyanne Conway's husband's info receiver?

    2. Anonymous6:01 PM

      Bush/Cheney/Rove "lost" 22 MILLION e-mails related to outing a CIA operative. Where is the outrage? Where are the dozens of "investigations?"

      Thought so.

    3. 2:19 PM - your time would be better spent on a pro trump site where you'll find others equally stupid.

  3. Anonymous2:26 PM

    FYI the Democrat Offices were vandalized too.

    1. Anonymous3:31 PM

      AZ Bull$hit:\

  4. I don't buy that this fire was set by a Democrat even one little bit.

    1. Anonymous2:59 PM

      Me either. I doubted it when I first heard it.

    2. Anonymous3:59 PM

      Firstly, Dems are lovers, not bombers, and secondly, the schizophrenic font used for the warning screams Trump.

  5. Well said Gryph. This is taking the high road, and is the proper thing to do.

    Like you, I know of too many cases of melodramatic attacks of this type which turned out to be from the "dirty tricks" dept - not what they seem at all. However, I hope there is a full investigation, and for the sake of the honest people on all sides of politics, we abhor this crime and will do our best to repair the damage.

  6. Anonymous2:32 PM

    Was the GOP Collecting Completed Absentee Ballots in NC HQ That Was Firebombed?

    When asked if the GOP could have been collecting completed absentee voter ballots, Tracy Ream, the Director of North Carolina's Orange County Board of Elections told The New Civil Rights Movement via telephone Monday, "they cannot do that." She cited the State Board of Elections rules.

  7. Randall2:43 PM

    The Democrats are just morally superior to the Republicans. Simple as that.
    The END does not justify the means.
    Wrong is wrong and right is right.
    Stand up for what you stand for.
    Have I left anything out? Oh yeah...
    Don't be an asshole.
    umm... I think that about covers it.

  8. Anonymous2:55 PM

    You can be in a relationship for 2 years and feel nothing.
    You can be in a relationship for 2 months and feel everything. Time is not a measure of quality, the infatuation, or the love.

    THIS is absolutely true. My brother, at 26, married his wife 6 weeks after meeting. They're an inspiring couple, going on 15 years. Never let another person judge you for your inner feelings. NEVER let another person dictate to you what is right for you or tell you who you are. Only you can know what is right and who you are.

    1. Anonymous5:20 PM

      Alicia, enough.

    2. Anonymous1:50 AM

      Wrong thread?

  9. Anonymous3:21 PM

    1. this reeks of roger stone and steve bannon, those paragons of "do whatever it takes"...

    2. Anonymous6:18 PM

      What third party would call the RNC Nazis and the DNC Capitalists?

      Green Party?


    3. Anonymous1:52 AM

      A "sovereign citizen" or a GOP false flag operation.

  10. Animal Control3:30 PM

    And meanwhile, John Kerryis in London... head tilt... strange timing, strange "talks"... money changing hands... as in ownership... "birthright" being asserted... oh shit, grab your ass, folks... That new batch of moose chili gonna be flavored with some "sweat" Sarah? head tilt... Too late for damage control now... Lol...

  11. I'm betting it's a Trump supporter trying to start something. This isn't a Clinton supporter's MO. When they go low, we go high. Congrats to the NC Dems that were so generous!!!

  12. Anonymous3:39 PM

    OT: Good News in North Dakota>""This is a complete vindication of my right as a journalist to cover the attack on the protesters, and of the public's right to know what is happening with the Dakota Access Pipeline," said Goodman.

  13. Anonymous3:47 PM


    1. Anonymous12:44 PM

      They were supposed to do that four years ago when they were supporting Rmoney and getting involved with elections and anti-abortion legislation.

      They haven't changed a bit.

      That is why I will not support them and restrict my donations to organizations I know. I don't want my money funneled to SGK by some other organization acting as their beard.

  14. Anonymous3:59 PM

    When they go low, we go high.

  15. Anonymous4:07 PM

    That is really nice BUT...the building owner would have insurance as would the renter( Trump's campaign).

  16. Anita Winecooler4:22 PM

    I think it's a nice gesture on the Democrats part to do this good deed. When push comes to shove, we're all americans first. But I wouldn't be surprised when they find the arsonist, it'll be one of his own supporters.

  17. Anonymous4:45 PM

    It's weird calling out Nazi's. If it was black lives matter, or the KKK maybe then it would seem credible. In my opinion, this is more of a Repub nut attacking its own to start a race war. (This smells of "Helter Skelter.")

  18. Check this out--turns out this office was illegally holding ballots.

    1. Anonymous12:39 PM

      So, turns out there actually is election (not voter) fraud.


  19. Anonymous6:36 PM

    VERY classy move on the part of the Democrats.


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